Going through some random recipe ideas of late brought me to this idea I had jotted down, maybe a good 2 years ago. Time to make it, and put it out for everyone to try, lunch was planned. This is a quick one pot meal, perfect for a ‘gourmet’ kind of trip! And if you happen to carry some ripe cherry or grape tomatoes with you…toss a few on at the end!
I tried a pasta I had been meaning to test, DeBoles Organic Angel Hair Pasta, which is made with Jerusalem Artichoke flour. At home we only eat whole-wheat or whole-grain pasta, this was like having a sinful treat – white pasta! I’ll give it a good rating, it cooks easily, 5 minutes is all it needs, and it doesn’t leave a lot of starch behind. Should you find it on a good sale, pick some up. The boxes are 8 ounces so no weighing needed. Having said that, it isn’t cheap pasta. The taste and texture more than make up for that though.
Italian Tuna Angel Hair
Pack in a sandwich bag:
- 8 ounces angel hair pasta, broken into thirds
Pack in a small bag:
Pack in a small bag:
- ¼ cup shelf-stable Parmesan cheese (think the Green Can)
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp granulated garlic
- ¼ tsp ground black pepper
- 2.6 to 3 ounce pouch tuna, preferably packed in olive oil
- 2 Tbsp or 2 packets extra virgin olive oil
Add 6 cups water, tomatoes and peppers to a 2 Liter pot, bring to boil (watch it, it will foam up). Add in angel hair and cook as directed, lowering the flame as needed to maintain a low boil.
Carefully drain the cooking water. Add in the tuna (with oil) plus the olive oil, toss to combine. Shake the cheese bag on top. toss to coat.
Serves 2 large portions (or 2 still big portions plus a hungry toddler)
Can’t find the Starkist tuna pouches with olive oil in your store locally? Use what you can find (most grocery and big box stores carry the water packed tuna) or pick up a can of it by Starkist. It has a pop top for easy opening. If you can’t source it locally, check out Genova Tuna on Minimus, with a pop top as well.